Friday, January 13, 2017

New Block of the Month for 2017

Finally, I have come up with an idea for the 2017 free block of the month.  Usually it does not take this much time or angst to design and write my BOM, but this year the gears are going around slowly.

I am so tickled by those of you who have written to ask where the 2017 BOM is, but it has motivated me to get to work on it, or rather on all the versions of it I have come up with and rejected.  I am my own worst critic!  But I finally said "enough already" and stood back from all the versions I designed and chose one.  A bit different from last year's Seminole Sampler, or even the Deco Garden Sampler from the year before.

The new BOM  has a name!  

Thanks to all of  you who generously shared your suggestions.  Wow, it was really hard picking a name I like best because so many of them were amazing.  I culled the list down to my top 6 favorites and then just had to choose.  The winning suggestion came from Debbie Green* who suggested Fair Isle Fantasy. Special thanks to those of you who used "winter" in your suggestion.  I thought that really captured the feel of the quilt so I added to the name.

Fair Isles Winter

So here is the 2017 BOM.  What do you think?  NOTE:  Each star block will be unique.  This picture just puts all the same block in each space so as to not spoil the surprise.  Click on the 2017 BOM page for more details.



Thanks for your patience, comments, and name suggestions.

*Debbie Green please contact me to claim your prize.  You did not leave contact information!  I will award the prize to my second choice if I don't hear from you by February 1, 2017.

168 comments:

  1. I love it, Reeze. Can't wait for this one.

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    1. Thanks Sherry, I am glad you like it. I am kitting it in batiks.

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    2. How about Chris-Crossed Stars or Star Crossing?
      Happy birthday in advance!
      Connie Anderson

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    3. Northern Stars , reminds me of snow flakes .

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  2. Lovely new BOM! Fenced Stars?

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    1. This is the first one I thought of, too!

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    2. I never would have thought of that. Hmmmmmm

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  3. Shimmer/Blue Shimmer or Cool Blues. Looks great!

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  4. It's beautiful. How about "Star Light, Star Bright"?

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  5. "Blue Diamond". It is beautiful. Judy
    judybalek@gmail.com

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  7. It should be named "Oh My Stars."

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  8. Thinking Outside the Box. Quilting Beyond the Square.

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  9. A roman mosaic?
    It IS very beautiful!
    Congratulations from Spain, Europe

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  10. Midnight Sky or Midnight Galaxy. This quilt reminds me of the blue stars you see clustered in a dark sky.

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  11. I've been following you a couple years - recommended by a friend for your Deco Flowers BOM a couple years ago. But this one is even more beautiful! Great job!

    For a name, how about "Winter's Light".

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  12. Delft Blue stars.
    I like this new BOM
    Dini Kuijer
    akuijer@versatel.nl

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  13. Hi Reeze, This one is beautiful, it takes my breath away. How about Blue Shimmer.
    Warm regards,

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  14. Stunning design. I'm looking forward to your BOM for 2017.

    QuiltShopGal
    www.quiltshopgal.com

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  15. Delft blue or dutch blue maybe

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  16. Gorgeous! How about Star Garden?

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  17. Love the design. "Never Blue"

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  18. "Waltzing Stars", lovely would be beautiful in other colorways also...looking forward to this one.

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  19. How about "My Blue Tomorrow"? Looks Great!

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  20. The corners remind me of a compass so my suggestion is North Star. It is just gorgeous! I'll make it no matter the name! Thank you so much

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    1. I also thought of stars in the Heavens -- what about "Guiding Stars"? I DO like this pattern, although I'm trying to get away from making so many star quilts! I love the thought of batiks, so this one may have to go in the "Must Do" pile! ~ Karen W

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  21. Persian tile it is lovely and looks like the tile in Persian temples

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  22. It's beautiful! It tells me I am "GOING PLACES"

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  23. Fair Isle Fantasy. Looks like some knit sweaters I have seen. Love the blue and white color scheme.

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    1. Pamela! Your suggestion wins! I love Fair Isle, but left off the fantasy and changed it to Winter. As soon as I read your post I knew I had to use that. Please send me your contact information so I can send you the prize!

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  24. Winter Splendor - They look like snowflakes to me.

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    1. Oh I like this name Bonny, this is definitely on the runner up list.

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  25. I love the way the center medallion seems to be busting out into the border, so how about "Bursting Star" or "Bursting Medallion." And, the 18th is my birthday also!

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    1. Dottie, this is a great name. It is #2 on my list.

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  27. "Nordic Tile" reminds me of the designs in some of my sweaters.

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  28. Beautiful - How about A Touch of Blue

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  29. What a beauty Reeze, it looks like Delfst blue porcelein from Holland.
    That's why i name it "Delfts Beauty"

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  30. Gorgeous! And, happy birthday (a little early). Make me think about the beautiful Night Skies.

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  31. Names that pop in my head, Frozen stars, Dutch Bandana, Milky Way

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  32. Imperial Bleu. This is so majestic looking -- I really love it! :)

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  33. Arctic Sky. ♥Happy Birthday on the 18th♥

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  34. Well, I thought "Chrystal Ice" when I saw the quilt.
    Shirley
    atticquilting@centurylink.net

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  35. Bloomin Tiles, looks like tile design.

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  36. Reminds me of shower or pool mosaic tiles.
    Mosaic Tiles
    SusanMDiamond@aol.com

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  37. Wild blue yonder
    It reminds me of the sky
    Pamela Hoscheit
    Pjgolden@aol.com

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  38. Mont-Tremblant - everything about this design reminds me of a ski resort. I see the sweater motif and either ski lifts or the paths running down the slopes. Another name that comes to mind is Apres Ski. vjpurplepatches@brktel.on.ca

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  39. First of all, thank you so much for the last years BOM's. About a name for your new design, it reminds me of Royal Copenhagen porcelain products, so my suggestion is "Royal Blue Porcelain". Looking forward to this great quilts
    12 instructions.

    Anne (anduin57@gmail.com)

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    1. Anne, love this name.. It is on my short list.

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  40. Looking at this lovely pattern, I thought of "Fenced Stars" first (already suggested, I noticed!) and I like LeAnne´s suggestion of "Star Tracks". I´ve run out of time to read thru, so I´m just typing what else that came to me, simply "Quartered Stars" or "Star Quads". Love your work, Reeze! xoxo Bobbi

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  41. How about: Dutch Treat ...... It reminds me of the tiles in antique houses in Holland. I adore this quilt all ready.

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  42. Moroccan Tiles
    homeschoolingcarol@gmail.com

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  43. What a stunning quilt made from beautiful blocks! Does remind me of a Delft tile floor and snowflakes, so Delft Snow Drift. Can't wait for this one to begin!

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  44. Lovely quilt. Reminds me of when I lived in Kansas so "Kansas Starry Night"

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  45. I suggest "Delft Tiles" Blue is my favorite color. I'm in love.

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  46. First Frost is what comes to mind when I look at it.It is beautiful!
    My email is: bestbelle2010@aol.com

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    1. Oh Amanda, like this suggestions. It is going on my short list.

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  47. Ooops my suggestion was "Delft Tiles". I can be reached at maxnme01@yahoo.com. Just "in case" I win. LOL

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  48. It immediately looked to be like the stars were in motion so I would say "Starry Vibrations"!

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  50. What a beautiful quilt. It reminds me of Blue Diamonds, which immediately brings to mind Hope Diamonds. Can't wait to see this one started. All the best to you and may 2017 find you enjoying all the very best that life has to offer.

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  51. Well, the connecting blocks remind me of the big blades on a Dutch windmill and the chevron shapes remind me of tulips. So my suggestion is Dutch Provincial. I love that Delft blue.

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  52. Wow, another great design.Thanks for the fun!

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  53. Nordic Ice
    Shades of Blue
    Stunning Light in the Sky

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  54. Delft Tiles or Dutch Tiles is my suggestion.

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  55. Flow Blue. (Like the antique dishes)

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  56. I see a "Winter Sky" so that is the name I would choose. mtmom57@gmail.com

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  57. Serene: looking at this quilt makes me feel calm and Serene.
    Ginabeth

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  58. Sapphire Snowflake

    Susan
    happyofheart@yahoo.com

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  59. I’m loving this one – stars, two colors – yum. I’m thinking “Star Island” or 'Island of the Stars".

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  60. Snowflakes on Ice or Snowflakes on the Lake Just reminds me of a frozen lake when it is snowing. Breathtaking!

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      Louise
      lapolk2@gmail.com

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  61. Delft Stars
    Judy Wright wright7374@cox.net

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    1. Haha that is a good one! Subtle but fun. Thanks for a great suggestion.

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  63. Falling stars comes to my mind ,when i look at the quilt.It is a beautiful looking quilt no matter what you name it.

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  64. Wow Reeze...this is stunning!! It looks frosty to me. How about "Frosty Stars" or "Stunning Stars"??

    Kim Rodman - klrodman@consultant.com

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  65. Made me think of a game we played in the snow when I was a child. So how about "DUCK, DUCK, GOOSE! It is a beautiful quilt!

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  66. China Blue. It reminds me of a teacup.

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  67. Railways and Stars....not as romantic as some of the others...

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    1. Forgot to leave contact info
      Nanette Edmonds nanedmo@msn.com

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  68. this is beautiful I like the name RANDOM DIRECTION

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  69. I love this quilt Reeze! No idea for a name, but I can hardly wait to get started! Thanks so much for all that you do for us, your followers, Barb in BC

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  70. Very pretty. I think of a "WILLOW BREEZE" It looks so soft and gentle.
    sunup555@gmail.com

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  71. I reminds me of greek tiles so I was thinking Santorini Blue.
    gl.edwards1@bigpond.com

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  72. Beautiful. It looks like a lovely piece of tile from a kitchen to me. Somewhere by the sea. In Mexico perhaps? "Cocina Acapulco"
    sunshdws at yahoo dot com

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  73. Love it! I think the name should be "Royal Danube" :)

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  74. "Blue Arrows Heads"
    kathart01@gmail.com

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  75. My Granddaughter's birthday is also on the 18th, so I would name it Ashley!

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  76. "Ice Crystals". It is beautiful

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  77. How about Blue Diamonds for a name?
    andthebirdsaid@gmail.com
    Love the pattern!

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  78. Blue Perfection. Blue Ridge. Blue Twist.

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  79. Gorgeous Quilt. How about "Dancing Diamonds"

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  80. Winter's Bliss...Such a beautiful quilt.

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  81. Wow, so many great ideas. This is going to be tough to choose. You are all sew creative!

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  82. Star Dance. bats08@comcast.net All the names are great and do relate to this lovely quilt. Thank you, Barbara

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  83. I kept thinking of how calming it appears, so my suggestion is "Blue Serinity".
    Thanks!
    Doug R.

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  84. Love this !!! Love the two colour combination. The name I proposed is "All Stars In Town". Can't wait for the 18th !!!

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  85. I love the pattern.--How about Sunrise mist as the name for it?

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  86. Feliz Año
    te sigo desde hace tiempo y me encanta lo que haces
    Este dibujo a mi me recuerda las antiguas baldosas que sa ponian en las paredes de las cocinas y que se llaman azulejos
    Que te parece el nombre?
    Azulejos

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  87. I also like "Winter Fantasy". Fun to try and name things. Barbara, bats08@comcast.net

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  88. It's gorgeous and I can't wait to make it! It reminds me of the ice crystals that form on a window, so I'm going to say Blue Ice, Winter Ice or Blue Crystal. Can't wait to see what name you pick! Kelly fxsts93kf@yahoo.com

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  89. First thing I thought of was Petals in my Garden. I can see it in scraps too. Lovely.

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  90. OOOOOOO what a beautiful quilt!! I am from the Netherlands, so the first thing I thought was: it is a Dutch quilt! My suggestion therefore is "Dutch Stars" or "Delft Stars".
    Suzanne

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    1. Hahaha, this one made me laugh. I love it.

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  92. How about Blue Tile Medallion?

    Sandie

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  93. Love the Blue. I would suggest the name be Heaven in Blue Mosaic.

    Elaine

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  94. I like this design. I like the stars. I liked yours designs 2015 and 2016, too.
    My suggestion is: BLUE SOUL
    My name: Yasmin Barril

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  95. I was thinking "Sweet Blue Hankie" It reminds me of the handkerchief my grandmother had me carry as "Something Blue" when I got married

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  96. Beautiful! Star light or winters end. Looks like the cool blue of a winters sky, I can see this with a dark background.............Thank you!

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  97. Peaceful Winter. It's a lovely design.

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  98. I thought of a tile floor, so what about Cathedral Tiles?

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  99. "Blue Stars of Paradise"might work as a title. Thanks for sharing your talents with us! I love this new BOM!

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  100. How about Prairie Winter, Winter Wonderland, or Fine China.

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  101. The minute I looked at the photo you shared, I thought of "Willow Star". Like the old pattern for china called Blue Willow, only your design features a star. It could receive any of the other names suggested and will still be a beautiful project to work on. Thank you, and Happy Birthday. KarenW

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  102. How about Cherokee Breaks?

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  103. Suggested name for 2017 BOM: Oriental Fascination

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  104. Just to add... the 2017 BOM is beautiful...I hope you like the name Oriental Fascination. Contact me at hepmcgrath@hotmail.com

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  105. Am I a little lost, I don't see the file and details.
    Is it up yet?. I would love to make this quilt.

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    1. I am moving slowly on this one Kathleen. I am nearly done with the pattern and should have it ready by tomorrow.

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  106. Thank you can't wait, it's so beautiful

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I'd love to know what you think! Thanks for sharing your ideas.